Monday, February 22, 2010

Colby's 2nd Annual Blood Drive & Bake Sale

On Saturday we attended a Blood Drive & Bake Sale that was held in honor of our "heart buddy" Colby. It turned out to be a very big event and 68 units of blood were collected. They also raised over $1500 through the bake sale. I know Becca & Jason are so excited about being able to donate this money to the CHD research efforts at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. They did such a great job at putting this Blood Drive & Bake Sale together.

Colby and Cain were adorable crawling around and playing together. Speaking of crawling... Cain recently gave up his cute belly crawl and he is now crawling around on his hands and knees. We are SO PROUD of him.

Colby loves patting Cain on his back.

And this picture of Colby & Cain just melts my heart.

This was my first time to donate blood. I'm not going to lie...I was scared but I really wanted to give blood. Cain has received so many blood transfusions that I have now lost count of them. He's been hospitalized 4 times and I know he received blood transfusions during 3 of those hospital stays. One of the Red Cross workers working at this Blood Drive told me that all the blood donated would be used within 3 days. This will certainly not be my last time to donate blood. I encourage anyone else that may not have donated blood before to do so. I promise it it didn't hurt.

If you ever get the honor of meeting Colby you will have to ask for his autograph. A few nights before the blood drive a local news station aired a news clip about the Blood Drive. You can view the entire news story on the attached link.

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